Wednesday, December 25, 2013

For unto us a child is born

"She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus (which means Saviour), for He will save His people from their sins"
** Matthew 1:21 **

May you experience the love of our living Saviour this Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2013

December reading list

This is what is on my bedside table right now....

I loved loved loved this novel by Wilbur Smith, and highly recommend it if you like fast-paced adventure stories - it's about the Somali pirates in East Africa (hint - the good guys win!).

...some inspiration for a healthier 2014

And this is another scrapbooking novel that I'm about to dive into.   I also recommend the Sweethaven trilogy by Courtney Walsh if you haven't read them yet, and if you enjoy good family drama with some great links to our love of scrapbooking.  She's a Christian author.
Other books on my kindle include:
What's on your December reading list?

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas gift bags

The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town packs a 'breakfast to go' for me when I have early meetings.  They pack my fruit, yoghurt and muffin into lovely carry bags for easy grab and go travel.  The bags are already made from recycled paper.  I up-cycled these bags as Christmas gift bags for the Scrap Addicts.  I love using Christmas ornaments as decorations on gifts.  I'm a real 'greenie' and someone who recycles a lot, so my friends and family know that they may sometimes get gifts wrapped in 'strange' ways.


Monday, December 16, 2013

it's beginning to feel like Christmas

Hello everyone.  I'm back....after several trips to Cape Town and 1 trip  to gloomy London in November. 
I did some serious thinking about whether or not to continue blogging.  And I've decided that I need to blog for 2 reasons - the main reason is that blogging encourages me to live more mindfully and intentionally.  I pay closer attention to my life.  I think more carefully about documenting my life, and about the stories that unfold each day.  I'm encouraged to look at my life with my eyes wide open.

The second reason that I've decided to continue blogging is because I love to read blogs; to take a peek into other peoples' lives and get new ideas and perspectives.  So it's only fair for me to also share a peek into my own life.  And so I will continue to share my stories with you about my life, my art and my faith.
 It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas around here.  Another 4 days of working and then I have a few days off work until the new year - yay! 

Hope your December is happy and full of the things you love.
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